NWLC Survey: Voters Support Emergency Abortion Care and Oppose Religious Refusals and Conscience Clauses

Tuesday, April 9th, 2024

In 2022, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) commissioned a survey to explore voters’ attitudes towards “religious refusals” and “conscience clauses” and provision of emergency abortion care. This survey was in the field when the Supreme Court issued its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning the constitutional right to an abortion. The survey gauged voters’ beliefs regarding refusals of abortion care based on personal or religious beliefs and in cases when patients require emergency abortion care. It also confirmed what other polls consistently demonstrate – that a large majority of voters (65 percent) believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases.

Find the full survey memo HERE.